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of this kind of imminent threat, it requires me being off u.s. soil. >> right. there's a big distinction here, that's important to talk about. this memo only applies in situations where an american citizen is in a combat area. not even -- they can't do it in the streets of london. the memo talks about in a place that is essentially a war zone. >> but we don't have a declared war against these places. >> we do have authorization of use of military force against al qaeda. that's -- >> the zones. >> those are the areas. you know, yemen, afghanistan, formerly iraq, that's where we use those powers. but you talk about your phone calls, you have a -- they need a warrant to listen to your phone calls in the united states. but if you call yemen, they don't need a warrant. >> they can listen. what about mali, is that considered to be a place where, if you're planning an attack against me and you're safe, from i don't know, poughkeepsie, they can take you out there? >> the memo doesn't deal with na directly but you can bet the answer is yes. mali -- anywhere where we think al qaeda mig
pictures of them yesterday, they say, help us, you know, we are in need of help, you know, we need food, you know, that kind of thing. so, yeah, they're all kind of help and distress signals. some of them are kind of lighthearted, you know, but most of them are sincere. >> larry, at the very least are you feeling as though you are at the end of this really awful odyssey knowing that you're now within view of land at least and that you are just hours away finally from getting off of that disabled ship? >> yeah. and i think that i can probably speak for most people, i don't know how much more we could have took. i mean, it was really getting to be stressful and, you know, really taking a toll on everybody just, you know, it's, like, we're counting the days and, you know, when you get up in the morning the first thing you're thinking about is how many hours before i can go to sleep and get this day behind me and get closer to home. >> larry, i wish you the best of luck. good luck to you. that is just really, really difficult. i can't imagine what you are dealing with, what your passengers
, larry, the company, carnival, has told us that a number of their executives and their staff will be coming out to meet you on board as well as members from customs and boarder patrol agents. have they -- have you seen a big presence in terms of how the ship has responded to this emergency? how they've informed you? have you been mustered to prepare for an emergency, or do you feel like you're sort of on your own out there? >> we haven't really seen much carnival presence other than the normal, i mean, the ship's captain who will make an announcement and then -- make an announcement and after that the passengers just stand around and say, okay, what did you get out of that, what are they really trying to tell us because we know they're not telling us everything. >> and they also -- they mentioned to us in the press conference, larry, there's only been one report of someone who was ill who was taken off the ship, but in the conditions that you were just describing to us live on board the ship you are on, raw sewage sloshing about, mattresses soaked in sewage, backed-up showers
. >>> and it is something, nof course a lot of us worry about when we travel. are we going to be safe. for us women it's a concern. the allegations of a gang of armed men raped six spanish women visiting the resort city of acalpulco. elizabeth is in l.a. what do we know about what happened, first of all? then we'll get the reaction from the mayor. >> hi, suzanne. a horrifying attack, as you described it, what we know at this point, according to local media reports, six spanish women raped inside a condo staying near the beach resort and seven men tied up with cell phone cables. now, as you mentioned, the mayor just reacted, saying that this is definitely horrifying, condemned the attack, but said it's something that could happen anywhere in the world. we also know that the spanish ambassador is in contact with the victims. at this hour they're not specifying exactly where they are but they have told us they have received medical attention and taking care of them, as we speak. but certainly horrifying details, these tourists reportedly staying at a condo, no motive why the attack. of course the hunt, t
in that case is no longer with us. >> when you say that officers aren't feeling great here, some of them, is it because of doubt that it's over? >> well, again, if it were your family that was placed in jeopardy, not knowing for certain that the person that was threatening your family is no longer around and the threat no longer exists, that's a concern. and so there are some families who are literally traumatized and they have young children. they have people who have schools that their kids go to and there's great fear still, so that's a trauma that they're going to have to recover from. [ inaudible question ] yeah, i don't have any information related to accomplices or any other persons involved, but certainly those are parts of this investigation that we have to examine and look in to. >> lieutenant, can you comment on what the feeling was like inside the headquarters building, among the command staff involved in the case, watching it unfold on television yesterday? >> well, like many of you, we were -- we were listening on local internet channels that allowed us to monitor radio fre
at one mile an hour. we continue to talk through this hour. if you have been with us, we have been covering this for the last couple of hours and we are seeing around this ship people have scrawled out messages on sheets, help us, signs, we saw the first glimpse of the passengers wearing these bathrobes because keep in mind they packed and they are inching along off the coast of cozumel. they are cold. now stories of mattresses soaked in sewage. they are sleeping on decks. here are the pictures. one by one by one under sheetinsheets. freedom within sight for the 4,000 people on board. here's what we are getting from carnival. they say this time has been fluid. it probably will continue to be. this cruise will dock sometime after 9:00 eastern. hit me one more time? we have a passenger on the cruise ship. julie morgan. are you with me? >> i am. >> let me ask you how you are doing. >> we are okay. our group is good. >> what do you mean good? where are you standing as we look at pictures of the cruise? >> i'm standing at the muster station on deck 4. >> i'm sorry, julie. i didn't hear
a male and some students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the bathroom. >> it's not a safe environment for her. >> reporter: coy is now home-schooled. a lot of the parents in the neighborhood didn't want to talk but one mom says she admires the parent for sticking up for her child but ultimately agrees with the school. >> from a parental standpoint, i think that the school district did the right thing. >> so coy's parents are going to appear on cnn's "starting point" to explain what is happening with their child and the school district. >>> happening right now, scientists are laying out a plan to send a man and woman from toert mars. not sigh general fiction. there is a group of space travelers who say it's absolutely doable and they are pitching their vision right now at a news conference in washington. it is not nasa. these are private investors with big money and big dreams. they want to send two people in a rocket that is already made on a round trip journey to mars that would take more than 500 days. pretty cool stuff. ambitious as well. i want to bring in
's symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need visit knowcrohns.com/tv and use the interactive discussion guide to speak with your gastroenterologist. >>> welcome back, everybody. want to show you some new pictures, this is secretary of state hillary clinton leaving her home in washington, d.c., heading to her last day at the state department where she will no doubt be dealing with the explosion of the u.s. embassy in ankara so we're going to be following that for us as well as she heads in for her last day and john kerry begins his first day at the state department. >> you have to say right up 'til the end she is dealing with serious issues and ensures that security around the world in our embassies are one of the hallmarks of her tenure at state. >> this morning we've been talking about the possible suspects, hezbollah, iran, syria, also al qaeda, the suspects in benghazi bombing fled to turkey after that bombing. >> lots of suspects in this. thanks guy, appreciate it. we get to "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> hi, soledad. stories we're
us bound then he went out to the bathroom real quick which is real close and came back with a couple wash cloths, stuck one in each of our mouths. >> he came in with like a cord and tied it. >> couple extension cords. >> tied it around. >> put a pillow case over our head first. >> our heads. >> and then tied the cord through the mouth around the back and tied it tight. >> dorner stole their car and left. the reynolds were able to free themselves and called 911. >>> in arizona federal agents shut down a crossborder drug smuggling tunnel. the 68-foot drug tunnel was hand dug and ran from the front yard of a home in mexico to a parking lot in arizona. police seized 1200 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men. >>> and new government information shows use of the morning after pill is on the rise. from 2006 to 2010, 11% of sexually active women ages 15 to 44 said they used the emergency contraceptive. that's more than double its reported use from 2002. the study did not cite a reason for the increase. >>> i'm carol costello. thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right
right now in "the newsroom" the blast felt around the world. suicide bomber strikes just outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. we have the latest on this developing story. >>> mistakenly freed a convicted murderer on the loose, the latest on the frantic search to find him. >>> popular cough and cold syrups you may have in your cupboard are being recalled because the caps on the bottles aren't child proof enough. plus -- i can't even explain to you how insane it is in bat herher baltimore. >> what time is it? >> game time! >> what time is it? >> game time! >> big dogs in the house! >> woof, woof! >>> a couple of hours ago a bomber got as close to the front gate of the u.s. embassy in turkey before detonating. the state department scrambles to beef up security in response to the deadly attack on americans in benghazi, libya. nicholas burns is former state department official joins us from cambridge, massachusetts, good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> so this in all respects the suicide bomber targeted the u.s. embassy in turkey. what do you make of that? >> well, it's just hard to know t
everywhere. that is what john sibley has seen in hattiesburg. he jones us on the telephone. i'm here with our meteorologist chad myers. tell us what you saw. >> reporter: i picked up the tornado out of marion county, mississippi. there was initial report that came out of their emergency management agency that a tornado had indeed touched down and struck several homes, injuring several people. from there, i was able to pick it up about 10 miles to the west of hattiesburg. the storm was larger on the western side of the interstate than the eastern side. we've been able to go through and look at our video. now, the folks in west hattiesburg, i didn't hear sirens over there, but as we moved toward the college campus. the sirens were loud and proud. also want to give a shout out to the local fire department. as the tornado was paralleling highway # 8 and moving into the city. they were out there blocking traffic to keep folks from driving into the tornado as well as police out on the interstate. they had the interstate blocked for a time. >> chad myers, just amazing video we're watching here. what
everywhere. that's what this storm chaser has seen in hattiesburg. he's joning us on the telephone. john, i am here as well with our meteorologist chad myers. tell us what you saw. >> good evening, breanna. i originally picked up the tornado as it met out of marion county, mississippi. there was an initial report that came out of their emergency management that the tornado had struck several homes and people. from there i was able to pick it up about ten miles to the west of hattiesburg and tracked it into town. the tornado itself on the west side of the interstate was indeed larger than the eastern side of the interstate. we've been able to go back and look at our video in the last couple of hours since the tornado moved through at about 5:10 p.m. central time. i didn't hear sirens over there but as we moved into the downtown area towards the college campus, those sirens were loud and proud. i also want to give a shout out to the local fire department. as the tornado was paralleling highway 98 and moving into the city, they were out there blocking traffic to keep folks from driving into th
.m. on the east coast, 11:00 a.m. out west. thanks for joining us. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. new information about a horrifying hostage situation in al bam pla now in its fifth day. police are in constant communication with a man holding a 5-year-old in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. george howell is there. police came out with new details what items the suspect jimmy lee dikes is giving the child. what are they? >> we just heard from the sheriff here, wally olson. he said a few interesting things. we learned that mr. dykes has electric heater and blankets. certainly it's cold in the bunker, about a constant 50 degrees in that bunker underground. they're still able to get the young boy medications he needs. he suffers from asperger's syndrome and dhd. also able to get him the crayons and coloring book. also toys. and there was another interesting thing that i noticed in this particular press conference. when the sheriff said that he wanted to thank mr. dykes, listen to this. >> he's told us that he has a lk heater and blankets inside that he's taking care of
the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the b
, used a look alike to create a music video to the tune of "sexy and i know it." ♪ >> he thinks it's all great though he gets shy about the marriage proposals and fan love. one tweet, i would let that mohawk land his remover on my red planet any time. >> his hairstyle, by the way, is not some do-it-yourself mohawk. it's done by a salon. >> don't worry i'm not going to ask how much it costs. >> that is all right. >> how much does it cost? >> of all the tributes flowing around the internet this is one of his favorite. >> you'll never get a good job with a haircut like that, but you may get to the state of the union. cnn ♪ >> nice haircut. remember, you can follow what is going on here in the situation room on twitter. you can tweet the show. and like us on facebook as well. i'm wolf blitzer in washington, the news continues next on cnn. >> hello everyone, don lemon here, i want to get you up to speed. truck bomb killed 79 people today at a marketplace in central pakistan, nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were detonated by remote control. the attack was the latest
.m. out west. i'm miguel marquez. if you're just tuning in, thanks for joining us. these are the top stories we're following in the cnn newsroom. new details about the murders of two military veterans, one a former navy s.e.a.l., chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield were shot and killed in ft. worth texas. the man who pulled the trigger is a veteran who kyle may have been trying to help with ptsd. susan candiotti joins us live with more. what do we know about how this happened? >> well, got some brand new information during the press conference. first of all, we learned about an alleged confession. and police say they think they also have found the murder weapon, when they describe as a semiautomatic handgun that was found at the suspect's house. let's back up a little bit. after the double shooting at that gun lodge, police say the suspected shooter who's 25-year-old eddie ray ralph took off in kyle's pickup truck. then they said that he went to his sister's house and told her and his brother what had happened, and then left that house. that's when the sister called the police
you can tweet the show. and like us on facebook as well. i'm wolf blitzer in washington, the news continues next on cnn. >> hello everyone, don lemon here, i want to get you up to speed. truck bomb killed 79 people today at a marketplace in central pakistan, nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were detonated by remote control. the attack was the latest in an ongoing campaign in violence? the region that is overwhelmingly sunni. cardinals could meet sooner than expected to begin the process of choosing a new pope. a spokesman said that the conclave can start as soon as the cardinals are in rome. the pope steps down at the end of the month. across southern russia, it's cleanup day today, the biggest thing is the broken glass and the damaged buildings. 4,000 buildings were damaged. watch and listen. this video is from a high school student when, took it when the meteor created a sonic boom. it radiated over 80,000 square miling. 1,000 people were hurt mostly by flying gas. jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. he bought per
thank you for joining us today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashley banfield. >> thank you, carol. hello, everyone. welcome to the program. talk about triumph that crippled, helpless and altogether nasty carnival cruise ship is finally due to reach port in a few hours and we are positioned in the air. the sea, on land, and all of it to show you as this ship comes in. and a south african model is dead, her boyfriend, the world famous "blade runner," now officially charged with her murder. we begin with a shocking valentine's day murder. the man charged, double amputee and london olympic star oscar pistorius. the victim, his girlfriend, and model, reeva steenkamp. it happened at pistorius' upscale home in pretoria, south africa. amanda davis is a cnn international sports anchor and she has interviewed pistorius. she's covering the developments in london. what more do we know, amanda? >> hi, ashleigh. i can tell you that oscar pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. he's set to appear in court in pretoria in south africa on friday morning. this all ha
, alabama in a few minutes. hello, i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. mean time, two other major stories we're following this hour. both are overseas. both have big impact here in the united states. we have new details on a deadly attack on an american embassy to tell you about. and in the same country, turkey, an american woman who has been missing for several days, has been found. but the news is not good. this is her, a photographer from new york city, 33 years old. was traveling alone in it istanbul and last heard from nearly two weeks ago. live now from cnn's international correspondent, nick robertson is there. you have breaking news. tell us about it. >> reporter: we do. according to officials, state news agency, they say her body has been found in one of the poorer areas of his tan buhl istanbul. her family are aware. nine suspects have been arrested in this case so far, but the police are also saying it's not straightforward. they believe the location she was found in was not where she was killed. and according to our sister network, cnn turk, they're being told by the police th
in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon and so much more. join us for kickoff in new orleans. tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. happy super bowl sunday. i can't wait. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> that is one excited anchor, carol costello, i know you love your football. i'll be thinking about you on sunday. hi, everybody, it's good to have you with us. i want to take you straight to wall street. big, big story happening. stocks are surging. and i don't mean just surging, i mean to new heights. heights we haven't seen in five years. the dow hitting 14,000, just a short time ago and that's for the first time since october 2007. yes, you can say hooray. today's rally thanks in part to the january jobs report which just came out this morning. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i can assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. what's it like down there? >> well, believe it or not, there was no reaction when the dow hit that 14,000 level. it h
, we're so glad you could join us here. i'm deborah feyerick. here are the top stories. bye-bye blizzard, the huge blizzard that conquered parts of the northeast is headed out so sea leaving a very white calling card. people across the region are digging out today, but while some are cleaning up, the storm is still causing whiteout conditions on the massachusetts coast. in fact, we'll check in with ali velshi in the middle of all it in a minute. connecticut was hit hardest with some cities getting more than three feet of snow. 650,000 customers across the region lost power. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility hou
>>> it's 5:00 p.m. on the east coast, 2:00 p.m. out west. if you're just joining us, thanks for joining us. here's what's happening right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a funeral going on this afternoon for an alabama school bus driver, who was killed when he tried to protect the kids on his bus when a gunman came on board. all the children made it off safely except for one 5-year-old boy who has been kidnapped and held in a bunker for five days now. >> this guy found himself in extraordinary circumstances, he's being laid to rest today. how is he being remembered there? >> people around here know him as chuck. we saw hundreds of people come together at the civic center, because they had to find a bigger venue for all the people who showed up today. members of the military who were there. again honored as people filed into the room. and we even saw school buses that brought faculty and students. people remember him as a father, a husband, who always had a smile on his face. this bus driver who lost his life to protect the students on board his bus. one of his friends said this
and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >>> in our final moment "end point," we're giving it all to you. >> soledad you're just mentioning, jennifer tyrrell's visit today was very moving. here is someone who say loving mother who has done absolutely nothing wrong who has served her community well and she's apparently being discriminated against simply because of the way god made her. >> boy scouts of america, the vote is sometime today, we'll see how that goes. thanks guy, i appreciate you being with us. s "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> happening new in "the newsroom," scout's honor. >> my attitudes is gays and lesbians should have access. >> today could be decision day for the boy scouts of america. both sides and the battlecry. >> boy scouts have a right to have an organization that says that it wants to build boys who are morally straight. >> e
appreciate you being with us. s "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you back here tomorrow morning. hey, carol. >>> happening new in "the newsroom," scout's honor. >> my attitudes is gays and lesbians should have access. >> today could be decision day for the boy scouts of america. both sides and the battlecry. >> boy scouts have a right to have an organization that says that it wants to build boys who are morally straight. >> ending this ban would uphold the dignity and respect scouting was founded on. >>> also the american sniper shooting and the terrifying 911 call just released. >> my brother just came by here, he told me that he's committed a murder. >> reporter: for the first time the moments after a navy s.e.a.l. and his friend were shot to death. >>> also, strike two for the second time this week, baseball and performance-enhancing drugs are in the headlines, this time it's milwaukee's ryan braun being investigated. and this. ♪ don't wake me up >>> chris brown and his community service, new questions this morning whether he really served his 180 hours for
picture as we speak, a dedication ceremony is getting under way in the u.s. capitol. it's for a statue honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi comes a day before he terns exclusion as, quote, pontiff emeritus and his cardinals will be scrambling to
. >>> good morning everyone i'm ashleigh banfield nice to have you in the newsroom with us, we begin with a story of a 5-year-old alabama boy, a boy named ethan, who woke up in a hospital this morning with his mom and his favorite dinosaur toy. this after a week of being locked away with a ruthless killer in an underground bunker. before a dramatic swat like rescue, in which he saw two grown men shot dead right before his eyes, his bus driver a week before and his captor just yesterday. this is so hard to imagine how a young mind will ever recover from an ordeal like this, earlier on cnn, we heard from alicia, herself a kidnapping victim as a teenager who runs a victim support group. here is her advice. >> you have to try to keep things normal. that's what we have to do for this little boy is keep certain things as normal as possible. >> like what? >> things like just basic routines he had done before. his favorite games, his favorite movies, his favorite food. just try to keep an anchor in the before. and really not equate him with this happening to him. this happened to him.
lemon. thank you so much for joining us. we're going to start this broadcast with news of a killing at a gun range. and everyone involved, the alleged shooter and the victims are all former military men. one of the dead is well-known former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle who wrote a best-selling book all about his career in special operations. he described himself as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history. here is where he and another man died yesterday, a gun range outside ft. worth, texas. police say a third machine shot them both dead. the suspect is in custody now. we'll have full details in a live report moments away on cnn. >>> a man holding a boy hostage is allowing the delivery of potato chips, toys and medicine. police say 56-year-old jimmy lee dykes grabbed the autistic 6-year-old after fatally shooting the driver who was trying to shield the children. funeral services were held today. >>> pakistani activist malala yousufzai is awake and talking after successful operations to repair her skull and boost her hearing. taliban gunmen tried to assassinate 15-year-old malala
is going on right now. this is turkey outside the u.s. embassy where a bomb went off and killed a security guard. police say it was a suicide bomber, and we're live from turkey in just a minute. and here in the united states, cnn now confirming just moments ago, secretary of energy steven chu is resigning, and he is the latest cabinet member to inform the president he will not stay for a second term. and there are reports that there are a number of officials making announcements as well. and hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state, and she said she is ready for some rest after logging almost a million miles in the air. >>> editors at the wall street journal say there are hackers in china, and they were trying to find out how the wall street journals was covering stories in china. and newspapers say they have now beefed up their cyber security. >>> we are also watching the markets, your money, as well. the dow hit 14000. it's the first time that the dow has reached 14000 since 2007. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. tell us how it happened. >> it's the jobs number tha
the story for us live on the new york stock exchange. thanks, alison. >>> i want to switch gears. there is another story that's playing out. this is day four of a terrifying hostage situation in alabama. growing more tense by the moment. we are talking about a 5-year-old boy who is involved. that child is being held in an underground bunker. and the person holding him is clearly deranged. police, the fbi, hostage negotiators, all of them at the scene. but the neighbors say that bunker is no joke. it is well-stocked, and the suspect could apparently be capable of staying in that bunker for days. our george howell now has a closer look of just what we're dealing with here. >> reporter: jimmy davis jr. and his family have been neighbors to jimmy dikes since he moved to this area and bought problem more than a year and a half ago. he says he's seen the bunker firsthand. >> he told me it's a storm shelter. and i've not seen it in about probably eight to nine months. not sure at what he's done to update it or anything. >> when you saw that bunker, what did it look like? how wide, how d
to a man whose wife is stuck on that ship. >>> north korea thumbing its nose at the u.s. and the international community by carrying out a new, more powerful nuclear test. is the first one under kim jong-un, press obama calls it a threat to u.s. security and world peace. the first indication of the underground test came when seismologists detected a tremor in an area not known for earthquakes. >>> in his state of the union speech tonight, president obama will announce 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan by this time next year. jake tapper, the first to break the news after talking to sources who know about the president's speech. the move's going to cut the number of troops in afghanistan by more than half. troop reductions will continue through the end of next year. >>> so more than 4,000 people if you can imagine this, stuck on this cruise ship, disabled cruise ship. they are hot. they are hungry. they are holding their noses because toilets are overflowing. folks feeling desperate now. the ship is finally on the move. you have tugboats towing it to mobile
for sending a suicide bomber to the u.s. embassy yesterday. the bomb killed a turkish security guard. alabama's dade county sheriff tells his team has been in constant communication with the man holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker, the man identified as jim dykes allowed police to send down coloring books, crayons and medication to the boy. he killed the bus driver before taking the boy hostage. a murderer is back behind bars after walking out of the jail in chicago. he was on the run for three days before he was captured. he was serving a 60-year murder sentence in an in prison when he was transferred to chicago to face a drug charge. the charge was dropped and he was supposed to return to indiana to serve out the rest of the sentence. but instead, he was let go. a follower of charles manson, may be released from prison. his name is bruce davis, he was sent to prison for his role in the manson family killing. parole was recommended for davis, but now it's up to jerry brown to give final approval. brown has 30 days to decide. >>> the usual roar of subway trains in new yo
will also promote the use of alternative energy. >> the fact that it was coming from kids made it hit home a lot harder. the child shall lead them, sort of thing. she set the example for the town. it's great that westerly has a person that we can be very proud of. >> if everyone gave a little something back and took a little time out of their day to do something for others, the world would be a better place. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. the stories you're talking about in just a moment. but first, we want to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. >>> 33 people were injured tonight in a bus crash in boston. the charter bus carrying 42 passengers hit an overpass. it was traveling from cambridge to pennsylvania. four of the injured are reported in critical condition. state police are investigating. >>> an american woman missing for nearly two weeks in turkey has been found dead. sarai sierra, 33 years old, from new york, police in istanbul say she was killed, possibly stabbed to death. also in turkey, a radical leftist group is claiming responsibility for sending a suicide bomber
pages, this reveals when the united states can use lethal force against an american linked to al qaeda. talked to critics, they say the scariest aspect of the 16-page memo is its lack of detail. for some time, a number of lawmakers have been calling for the release of material detailing what guidance the president uses to call for a drone strike. the most high profile incident is the death of anwar al awlaki and al qaeda leader and american killed in a drone strike in yemen, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thurs
of tonight's speech especially with the u.s. supreme court revisiting section five of the voting rights act february 27th. this is a huge issue affecting americans. >> congressman what do you think? >> state of the union is almost like the old story emperor's clothes. you say how wonderful everything is. >> state of the union is strong. >> the american people realize they need jobs and the most important thing they want this country to come back together again. i hope the president is listening to this show. >> can you see up jobs, tee up one side? >> no. >> they want to hear we're turning back this heavy tax and heavy regulation but the most important the president could come out tonight and say we want to bring this country back together. >> there are districts where that is not what they want to hear. that's the fundamental problem. we went through president bush of deregulation and cutting taxes and that did not create jobs. we have a larger structural problem it's not clear either party really knows how to address and that is above all what americans want some answer on that. >> what a
to be with us. >> so the replacement of the pope's pacemaker had nothing to do with his resignation? kind of hard to believe. >> reporter: nothing may be overselling it. there was no indication the pope was having eminent heart problems but obviously he himself had suggested that his age and diminishing strength and concerns about his long-term health were in the mix year, and his heart problems undoubtedly part of that. friends who worked with then cardinal joseph ratzinger in the vatican knew that but prior to that no one knew. popes don't face the same pressure to reveal medical records ads presidents or presidential candidates and i would suggest that today's revelation may well add some pressure that some cardinals are already feeling to be more concerned about potential health problems of men that may be considering to succeed benedict xvi. >> john allen reporting live from the vatican. >>> today in chicago two gang members are due in court charged with the murder that has become a keystone in the national debate over gun violence. they're accused of shooting 15-year-old honor stude
vacation experience. >>> also, mega merger, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had
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